“Vacuum is the only efficient and effective cooling option at the airport, to cool down combined shipments to temperature where the products are in hibernation state”, claims Hans Juursema of Weber Cooling.
“Only this way substantial heating up during transportation can be prevented. And even a few degrees higher temperature on departure can result in un-acceptable high temperatures at the arrival side.”
Weber Cooling is the new leader in airport cooling solutions, with on average 3 (!) new vacuum rooms installed each year, at airports in Europe, Eastern Africa & South-East Asia and the USA.
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One of the leading importers in the UK for fresh flowers (mainly roses) from Columbia has tested our Weber vacuum coolers extensively, and made a full report, of which we are allowed to share the conclusions with you:
“Vacuum cooling is a quick, effective approach to reducing temperature
… removing condensation from sleeves has positive effects on botrytis reduction
… time (along with pressure) is a critical factor in the cooling process
… vacuum cooling at the arrival site does not have any detrimental effect on vase performance, but is positive for the reduction of rejects & complaints”.
Hypericum is cooled in vacuum by a leading grower of roses and hypericum in Kenia for 15 years already.
Wildfire Flowers (Kenia) own a vacuum cooler for about 15 (!) years, and use it almost daily to cool down their Hypericum with little to no maintenance worries.
Ann Mugi, sales manager: “With vacuum we can cool down our Hypericum within around 15 – 20 minutes, from around 20 °C down to 2 °C. Only this way we can guarantee top quality of our delicate flowers after shipment to Europe!”
Since spring 2015 at Ruiter Wever the latest generation "Weber Cooling" vacuum coolers is running to cool tulips. The choice for vacuum cooling was made on the basis of the advantages of this technique for speed and uniformity of cooling back. Weber Cooling was chosen for the unique price-performance ratio.